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5 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 2 years ago

Would be great to have your spottings added to the Biodiversity in Egypt mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8342...

taka.ita
taka.ita 3 years ago

Yes. Anax imperator. It looks exactly like it. And it does occur in Egypt. Found this checklist of odonata in Egypt: http://science.naturalis.nl/media/240128... (pdf). On http://observado.org (similar to project noah) are no records yet of this species in Egypt. See http://observado.org/soort/maps/616?from...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

I see here main abdomen alike Marsh Hawk type and Tail like... Darner
We find similar Blue tailed Green Darner (Anax guttatus) in India. But tail is like in the website.
Gordon your your observation is perfect.
Check following website.
http://www.ias.ac.in/initiat/sci_ed/life...

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 3 years ago

I'm not familiar with dragonflies in this area, but Anax imperator might be a reasonable guess as it lives in parts of Europe. In North America we have a similar looking species called a Common Green Darner. Some of our darners are migratory and if yours are as well, it wouldn't be completely unexpected that Anax imperator might also range into Egypt as well either as a resident or migratory population. This is all conjecture on my part, however. It would be good to do more research.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 3 years ago

Trumpet Tail type...

El Giza, Al Jizah, Egypt

Lat: 30.03, Long: 31.11

Spotted on Sep 20, 2011
Submitted on Sep 20, 2011

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